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Spring Cleaning with a Twist

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It’s time to spruce up your spring cleaning arsenal with an effective, biodegradable sponge.

Twist Sponge Blossoms
$5.49 from One Twine

Spring is officially here, and with it, the season of spring cleaning — and as you guys know, I’m all about a good scouring. Once I’m finally ready to clean all the nooks and crannies of my living space, I want to be sure I’m using something durable and sustainably made.

When it comes to my kitchen I like a good, sturdy sponge to clean those unthinkable corners, and these sponges by Twist make an easy fix. Use them for your dishes and surface areas on your counters and stovetop. Some kitchen sponges are made of polyurethane fibers or other synthetic plastics, which seems unnecessary when equally effective natural and biodegradable alternatives exist. Twist’s plant-derived cellulose sponges are dye-free and biodegradable, and up to the task of tackling the toughest spring cleaning.

What’s your go-to tool for spring cleaning? Tell us about it in the comments below and share some spring cleaning tips!

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Rachael Clemmons
Rachael Clemmons

I'm a writer, and a designer and Blanche Devereaux is my spirit animal.

  • Gay Lynn R. 3 months ago
    I'm new to this site but I am so glad to have it now! Great resource. Thank you all for the work you do to help us be more aware of earth-friendlier ways to recycle and repurpose. G. Rangel FL
  • Cesselie J. 10 months ago
    I saw on TV a cleaning item that's made of plastic and it never wears out, it does not collect food and dirt like a sponge. Does anyone know the name of it?
  • Michel M. 3 years ago
    If you have baked on food in your pans, don't scrub and scrape. Just use Cream of Tartar (the dry stuff, not the stuff you use with fish) and enough vinegar to make a paste. Let it sit on the gunk for a minute or two and just scrape it off. If it doesn't come off the first time, do it again. And, do you know that on most models, the bottom of the oven will just lift off? No need to stick your head in there. Sometimes the sides will come off too.
  • Bridget C. 3 years ago
    I have to have my sponges.. Lol
  • Charlotte B. 3 years ago
    I use the ends of lemon or oranges with salt to my scrub wooden cutting board. Popping the leftover peels down my garbage disposal
    make it smell fresh. You can also use leftover lemon, orange or apple peels as an air freshener, just pop in a pan with some water and let simmer.
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